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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 21-98
Thursday, April 16, 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Chrysler Corporation

Models:

Jeep Cherokee Years: 1998
Jeep Grand Cherokee Years: 1998
Jeep Wrangler Years: 1998

Number Involved: 8,900
Dates of Manufacture: October - November 1997
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V023 Chrysler Campaign No. 764
Vehicle Description: Multi-purpose passenger vehicles.
Description of Defect: The power brake booster vacuum reservoir diaphragm can split or tear.
Consequence of Defect: This can cause an increase in engine idle speed and a loss of power assist during brake application without prior warning.
Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect the brake booster date code and any boosters with the suspect manufacturing date range will be replaced.
Owner Notification: Owner notification was expected to begin during March 1998.
Note: Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chrysler at 1-800-992-1997.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.